Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Strategy 2023-26

This new strategy is an exciting and important step forward for inclusion at Education. It celebrates our diversity and details actions that we can all take to help ensure our workplace is an environment where people feel represented, included and valued - where all employees feel they belong.

Literature review

A literature review completed during the development of the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Strategy found that the presence of diverse teachers within school workforces has been associated with improved student outcomes, including academic achievement, reduced exclusions and dropout rates, and higher aspirations for continued study.

The research also shows that there are significant barriers to participation for diverse teachers, including discrimination, tension in being fully identified in the workplace, and the additional workload of “representing” their diversity.

Download a copy below to delve deeper into the findings!


  • DoE

Business Unit:

  • People Culture and Capability
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